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Jing Li Lab - Current Group Members

Qiang Chen

chen qiangPostdoc Associate (2016 - Present)

 

Qiang Chen was born in Shandong, China, in 1987. He received his PhD degree in Nankai University in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Xian-He Bu. He then spent two years at Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)-Nankai University as a postdoctoral fellow before joining Dr. Jing Li’s group in 2016. His research interests include design and synthesis of new porous materials and their application in selective adsorption and fluorescence.

 

 

Email: chenqiang0603@gmail.com

Zhaofeng Wu

Zhaofeng wuPostdoc Associates (2017 - Present)

 

Zhaofeng is an“Assistant Research Professor " at State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, since 2013. He graduated from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China with a Dr. degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 2016. Supported by the CSC programme, in 2017, he joined Prof. Jing Li's group as a postdoctor. His research interests are primarily in the design, synthesis, characterization of MOF materials for different applications.

 

Email: zfwu@fjirsm.ac.cn

Yang Fang

Yang fangPh.D. Student (2013 - Present)

 

Yang obtained his B. S. in Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2013. He is now a forth year graduate student in Li Group. His research focuses on design and synthesis of Inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductors.

 

 

 

Email: fangyangustc@gmail.com

Xiuze Hei

xiuze heiPh.D. Studert (2017 - Present)

 

Xiuze graduated from Wuhan University in China with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2017 before he entered Rutgers Chemistry Ph. D. program and joined Dr. Li’s group. He worked in a material lab for 3 years and focused on the nanostructured functional materials and their energy-related applications during his undergraduate. Now he is at his first year in the Ph.D. program with his research focusing on the design and synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid materials as efficient phosphors.

 

Email: xiuze.hei@rutgers.edu

Yanyao Liu

Yanyao liuPh.D. Student (2016 - Present)

 

Yanyao graduated from Nankai University in China with a B. S. in Chemistry in 2016. He is now a first year graduate student in Li Group. His research focuses on design and synthesis of stable porous MOFs for adsorption related applications.

 

 

 

Email: yl1033@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

William Lustig

william 300Ph.D. Student (2013 - Present)

 

Bill is from Pittsburgh, PA and obtained his B.S. from American University in 2010.  Upon graduating, he worked as an analytical chemist at ImQuest BioSciences for three years before joining Rutgers in 2013.  His research currently focuses on developing chemical sensors based on Luminescent MOFs (LMOFs)

 

 

Email: william.lustig@rutgers.edu

Nathan Rudd

Nate 300Ph.D. Student (2013 - Present) 

 

Nate was born and raised in Short Hills, NJ. He obtained his B.A. in Chemistry from Middlebury College in May 2013, where he worked on the determination of zero-field splitting parameters in transition metal complexes through MCD spectroscopy. Nate entered the Rutgers PhD program in the Fall of 2013 pursuing interests in materials and inorganic chemistry. Upon joining the Li Group, Nate’s research interests focus on the design and synthesis of porous metal-organic frameworks. He is currently in his forth year of the PhD program.

 

Email: nathan.rudd@rutgers.edu

Ever Velasco

ever velasco 300Ph.D. Student (2015 - Present)

 

Ever obtained his B. Sc. from Rutgers-Newark in 2015 and then joined Prof. Jing Li group at Rutgers-New Brunswick as a graduate student. He is now at his second year in the Ph. D. program with his research focusing on the design and synthesis of multifunctional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for phosphors, catalysis, gas adsorption etc.

 

 

Email: ca39evelasco@gmail.com

Hao Wang

Hao wang 300Ph.D. Student (2012 - Present)

 

Hao received his B.Sc. from Wuhan University in China in 2012 before he came to United States and entered Rutgers Chemistry PhD program. He majored in Materials Chemistry for his undergraduate study and worked in a supramolecular research lab for 2 years. He is now in his fifth year in Dr. Jing Li's group. His research interest focuses on the syntheses and applications of porous solids (zeolites, MOFs, COFs, etc.) with an emphasis on metal-organic frameworks and their applications in molecular capture and separation. Hao has coauthored more than 30 research papers.

 

Email: whwhuccms@gmail.com

Kun Zhu

kun zhu 300Ph.D. Student (2016 - Present)

 

Kun graduated from Tianjin University in China with a B.S in Chemical Engineering in 2014 and then joined Rutgers-New Brunswick as a master student in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He transferred to the Chemistry graduate program and joined Prof. Jing Li's group in 2016. His research interests are primarily in the design, synthesis, characterization and device fabrication of crystalline inorganic-organic hybrid materials for different applications.

 

 Email: kz138@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Peiyao Du

Peiyao duExchange Ph.D. Student (2016 - Present)

 

Peiyao is a PhD candidate from NanKai University (P.R. China) now. She joined Prof. Li’s group and worked as a joint PhD student from October, 2016. Her research interests are primarily in synthesis, characterization and luminescent properties of metal coordination polymers.

 

 

 

Email: peiyao@mail.nankai.edu.cn

Yankai Li

yankai LiExchange Ph.D. Student (2017 - Present)

 

Yankai is an exchange Ph.D student at Dr. Jing Li's group in Rutgers-New Brunswick, whose domestic university in China is East China University of Science and Technology. His research interests are primarily in the design, synthesis, characterization of fluorescent porous organic polymers (POPs).

 

 

 

Email: liyankai1991@gmail.com

Joel Howard

Joel HowardM.S. Student (2017 - Present)

 

Joel graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor's in physics in 2016, then started a master's program in physics education at Rutgers while preparing to apply for PhD programs. He joined Dr. Li's group in May 2017 and has since been working with Kun Zhu on the fabrication and characterization of photovoltaic and LED technologies containing novel hybrid organic-inorganic crystalline active layers.

 

Email: joelarihoward@gmail.com

Guoyu Zhang

guoyu ZhangM. S. Student (2017 - Present)

 

Guoyu obtained his B. Sc. from Jilin University in China in 2017 and then he joined Rutgers-New Brunswick as a master student in Medicinal Chemistry. He transferred to the Chemistry graduate program and joined Prof. Jing Li's group in 2018 spring. His research mainly focuses on design and synthesis of porous metal-organic frameworks.

 

 

Email: gz102@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Peixin Li

Peixing LiVisiting Scholar (2016 - Present)

Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter

 

 

 

 

 

Email: lipeixin@fjirsm.ac.cn

Yanwei Ren

yanwei RenVisiting Scholar (2017 - Present)

 

Yanwei obtained his Ph. D. from Northwest University (China) in 2006. After two years postdoc work in the HongKong University of Science and Technology, he joined the faculty of South China University of Technology in 2008. Now, he is a visiting scholar in Prof. Li’ group. His main research interest is the development of porous metal-organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysis.

 

 

Email: renyw@scut.edu.cn

Jing Wang

jing wangVisiting Scholar (2017 - Present)

 

Jing received the Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry from Sun Yat-sen University in 2008 and then worked in Guangzhou University as an associate professor. Now she is a visiting scholar in Prof. Li’ group. Her research interests focus on the design, synthesis and property research of porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

 

 

Email: wangjgzhu@163.com

Christopher Sojdak

Christopher SojdakUndergraduate Student (2017 - Present)

 

Christopher Sojdak began attending Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2015 and is a third year chemistry major. He joined Prof. Daniel Seidel's group in the 2016-2017 academic year, where his research focused on asymmetric catalysis. In the fall of 2017, he transferred to Prof. Jing Li’s group, where his research is currently focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic-organic hybrid materials for use as lighting phosphors.

 

Email: cas615@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Qining Wang

Qining WangUndergraduate Student (2016 - Present)

 

Qining is a chemistry undergraduate student at Rutgers University. She joined Dr. Li’s group in the summer of 2016. She works with Hao on the design and synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for applications such as gas adsorptions and hydrocarbon separations.

 

 

 

Email: qw66@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

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